Thursday, August 26, 2021
Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America
Patience. Most Americans focus on family and work and assume that our elected officials and business leaders look out for the interests of the whole country in performing their managerial roles. Meanwhile some Americans have played a long game in shifting the playing field in favor of a few over the many. That’s the analysis Kurt Andersen provides in his book titled, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America. A variety of patient operatives in business, government, law, and academics have nudged changes in public policy in ways that improve outcomes for a few and have placed heavy burdens on middle class workers whose relative incomes have been frozen for a long time. Andersen connects dots from about 1970 to the present to show the gradual transformation of American life by patient oligarchs. Beneficiaries of this shift of wealth away from workers and toward owners may not like the messages in this book, but those readers concerned about the decline of the middle class will come away from this book with an understanding of how this has been accomplished so far and what might be done to turn the situation around. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Evil Geniuses from amazon.com.